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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina. Below is Senator Schumer’s statement:

“The Supreme Court ruling has put a giant roadblock in our country’s march toward racial justice. The consequences of this decision will be felt immediately and across the country, as students of color will face an admission cycle next year with fewer opportunities to attend the same colleges and universities than their parents and older siblings. These negative consequences could continue for generations, as the historic harms of exclusion and discrimination in education and society are exacerbated.

“The Court’s misguided decision reminds us how far we still have to go to ensure that all Americans are treated equally. Nevertheless, we will not be daunted or deterred by this decision and we reaffirm our commitment to fighting for equal educational opportunities for all.”